This was a new book, for me. I usually like to stay toward the paranormal side of romances but this book was actually a nice change-up. I simply couldn't put this book down! It had the essence of a mystery that made you want to keep reading to see what happened next. However, there was one tiny thing that irked me enough to give it only 4/5 stars. But I will talk about that later. Firs the things I liked:
The plot, as I said, was great. It was a new concept (for me at least) about a girl who finds out she's a princess of a tiny country and then has to go prove she is the princess to stop a war. Interesting. However, Johanna Lindsey finds ways to put twists upon twists within twists that simply drove me crazy (in a good way)! I won't spoil anything but this is a book to read just to see what those twists are :)
The characters were also very well-developed. Alana is the kind of heroine I like to see in books, smart, sassy and isn't the type to just fall and break her ankle while running from a serial killer. She's strong both internally and externally (that is, she kicks ass literally) and her sarcasm made me chuckle more than a few times. The hero of the story, Christoph, was another great character I loved since his own sarcasm made situations with Alana all the more amusing. I loved every second they butted heads and their relationship was awesome to say the least.
Now for the one thing I didn't like... the ending... It felt like a rushed ending where the author didn't want to continue anymore, so she let it just end. It's really hard to explain this without giving away the ending too much, but I had wished there would be something....more.... to the way it ended.
Overall, this book was great and the only reason I didn't finish it in a day was because of a certain pile of school work that always has to have my attention. Can't wait to read more of her books :)